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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Mon 15-Jul-13 12:47:55
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Realistic monthly cost?


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What's a realistic monthly cost for a mobile (be it android or whatever)?

By realistic, I mean a non-enthusiast's price btw. wink

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Mon 15-Jul-13 14:55:33
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Re: Realistic monthly cost?


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is this a monthly cost for a "free" handset, or are you prepared to pay a lump sum towards the phone ?

I got a Sony for my daughter for just over a tenner a month. For £35 you would get the latest model HTC etc

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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Mon 15-Jul-13 15:48:17
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Mmm. Certainly no more than £100 for a handset. Probably less than £50.

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Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 15-Jul-13 15:56:18
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I pay £10 per month plus £5 per month for unlimited data on O2 (which I could possibly can now I have free access to BT wi-fi hotspots).

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Standard User Backpack
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 16-Jul-13 02:18:19
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£7.50 a month, 24 month contract, free Android phone. 100 mins, 5000 texts and 512MB data.

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Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 16-Jul-13 04:36:58
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£26 a month. iPhone 5 for £99. I got £80 cashback 1 month later. Real phone cost = £19 therefore
600 minutes, unlimited data and unlimited texts with T-mobile

It was the best deal I could find and I looked for a good few hours.
Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Tue 16-Jul-13 11:36:18
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Just to confirm, I see that in my home's area I have 2G/3G, but not 4G coverage. Will this matter much for current phone choices?

Also, I see that there's the issue of network switching. If I take an offer of 'free phone', 'unlimited data', 'unlimited texts' and 500 mins per month, do I have to pay extra for the the network switching if under the 500 mins?

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Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 16-Jul-13 13:17:09
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If you mean the T-mobile / orange network share.

It's totally free to switch between the two networks and works seamlessly. When it switches between orange and t-mobile it loses signal for a split second (usually too quick for the phone to even show it). It just means better signal for your device, if there's no orange signal there's probably a T-mobile one for instance.

In future there won't be a switchover as all useful orange masts will essentially turn into a T-mobile mast and there wont be an old orange signal to switch to.

So if you are under 500 minutes there's no extra charges. Ensure network selections on automatic for the network sharing to work correctly.
Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Tue 16-Jul-13 15:48:50
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Ta very much.

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